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Shelters Losing Funding as Focus Shifts

Two local shelters which help the homeless and aid domestic violence victims will see their funding cut, our news-gathering partners at The Republic reported Friday.

Human Services Inc. is losing $125,000 in federal grants that are used to help Horizon House, the local homeless shelter, and Turning Point, the shelter for domestic violence victims. Jill  Hammer, Human Service's executive director, said the federal department of Housing and Urban Development is turning its focus to getting homeless people into apartments and permanent housing.

Hammer told The Republic that most of the money, about $94,500 goes to Horizon House. The homeless shelter will likely have to cut its night-time staff. Human Services has been receiving these grants for at least 10 years, Hammer said.

For more information: http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Agencies-lose-HUD-grants-of-12_1394159390

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014 12:15:22 PM

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